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Re: Need Better Headlights On My XT3GSX, Help

Not sure what I have in the 332 but here's the pics. it came this way.
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I just mowed last night in the dark the new LED BARS worked great for night mowing in the pitch dark in the middle of the country. Glad I mounted them down low not a bug bothered me.Attachment 2377449
Nice looking set up for sure. Thanks again for responding to the wiring question & the diagram; at first wasn't sure if you spliced into the oem harness or ran new.

The only hang up I have with mowing at night is the moist grass clumping up plus it sticking to the bottom of the mower deck but doggoned I may start doing it again. The heat & humidity is already taking it's toll even this early in the season then add in all the cardiac meds I take and it's a recipe for disaster. It's now 6:00 pm here and temp is down to 88* with real feel of 94*.
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I just mowed last night in the dark the new LED BARS worked great for night mowing in the pitch dark in the middle of the country. Glad I mounted them down low not a bug bothered me.Attachment 2377449
Nice looking set up for sure.<img src="https://www.mytractorforum.com/images/smilies/thThumbsUp.gif" border="0" alt="" title="ThThumbsUp" class="inlineimg" /> Thanks again for responding to the wiring question & the diagram; at first wasn't sure if you spliced into the oem harness or ran new.

The only hang up I have with mowing at night is the moist grass clumping up plus it sticking to the bottom of the mower deck but doggoned I may start doing it again. The heat & humidity is already taking it's toll even this early in the season then add in all the cardiac meds I take and it's a recipe for disaster. It's now 6:00 pm here and temp is down to 88* with real feel of 94*.[IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.mytractorforum.com/images/MyTractorForum_toucan//smilies/tango_face_sad.png[/IMG]
I did tap into the wiring harness close to the wiring plug before it goes up into the hood to the headlights.
Yes Sir your weather sounds just like mine here. 91 yesterday and 89 today and only gets hotter for me from here. Next cold front for me will be Nov or Dec.
I'm going to be mowing in the late evenings or early mornings I have car ramps set up to drive my Cub up on and power wash my deck out so the grass under it don't bother me. LOL
My gas powered Genrac power washer does a good job of cleaning the deck.
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You Know I used the same Bulbs as Mudyapster in My Cub The Bulbs fell apart On my twice finally went to these Bulbs https://www.ebay.com/itm/Headlight-L...72.m2749.l2649 Have them In My GX335 as well There Just as Bright But they don't Have a tendency to Break when Mounting the Bulbs Into the socket Like those Other https://www.amazon.com/LUYED-Extreme...ustomerReviews I Broke the Bulbs twisting them Into the socket Twice There Just Not as well made as the Bulbs I have Now

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You Know I used the same Bulbs as Mudyapster in My Cub The Bulbs fell apart On my twice finally went to these Bulbs https://www.ebay.com/itm/Headlight-L...72.m2749.l2649
Hey Sergeant I may order a pair if they will plug directly into the Cub XT3 socket and don't require an additional relay or anything.
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Hey Sergeant I may order a pair if they will plug directly into the Cub XT3 socket and don't require an additional relay or anything.
You have to buy new sockets there like $3.89 a socket shown In the XT3 Parts catalog You need the sockets for the Incandescent Bulbs

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Well that's a bummer they fell apart. Mine are still holding good so far. Even though they aren't good enough headlights to mow by the new bulbs are a lot brighter to drive in the dark with. The little 6 bulb LED BARS I put on are great to mow with where I mounted them. Bugs didn't even bother me.

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Well that's a bummer they fell apart. Mine are still holding good so far. Even though they aren't good enough headlights to mow by the new bulbs are a lot brighter to drive in the dark with. The little 6 bulb LED BARS I put on are great to mow with where I mounted them. Bugs didn't even bother me.
Hey I gave them the benefit of the doubt I tried them twice

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You have to buy new sockets there like $3.89 a socket shown In the XT3 Parts catalog You need the sockets for the Incandescent Bulbs
Sergeant please post the link for the Cub XT3 parts catalog you use, thanks.
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Sergeant please post the link for the Cub XT3 parts catalog you use, thanks.
Part Number is 925-1649 1/4-turn Socket and it $7.23 from MTD I think I ordered them On Amazon or a Parts supplier for about $3.89

To Look Up the socket I used the Cub Cadet Parts Finder Tool Under the Cub Cadet GTX2000 Tractor

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Part Number is 925-1649 1/4-turn Socket and it $7.23 from MTD I think I ordered them On Amazon or a Parts supplier for about $3.89

To Look Up the socket I used the Cub Cadet Parts Finder Tool Under the Cub Cadet GTX2000 Tractor
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I did tap into the wiring harness close to the wiring plug before it goes up into the hood to the headlights.
Yes Sir your weather sounds just like mine here. 91 yesterday and 89 today and only gets hotter for me from here. Next cold front for me will be Nov or Dec.
I'm going to be mowing in the late evenings or early mornings I have car ramps set up to drive my Cub up on and power wash my deck out so the grass under it don't bother me. LOL
My gas powered Genrac power washer does a good job of cleaning the deck.
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"I did tap into the wiring harness close to the wiring plug before it goes up into the hood to the headlights." that was the option I'm looking at unless there a hot lead from the switch for the lights . I have no wiring diagrams. Had to down load a manual for the Tractor and Deck .I just bought these bulbs and just not used to have to drive in the day with lights on my mower. ordered a water proof rocker switch for the dash .If there's a hot line off the switch it would be a short hook up ,just run that line thru my rocker ? Anyone know? Thanks ~oldguy
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I got to test those bulbs this evening about dusk . they throw a good beam. here's some photos - garage door with out / then with. this is at about a 20 foot distance .Make good daylite ~~oldguy~~
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